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Canada and Nova Scotia invest in hospital and medical facilities to respond to the impacts of COVID-19
HALIFAX, NS, March 17, 2021 /CNW/ – The health and safety of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and need immediate assistance to ensure their public infrastructure is safe and reliable.
“The health of our province depends on the health of our people. Infrastructure projects like this are about more than construction as they help enhance Nova Scotians’ access to care, and help with the retention and recruitment of health care professionals. Through this federal and provincial funding, as well as through other health care projects across the province, we have an opportunity to rethink and rebuild the way we deliver health care.”
– The Honourable Zach Churchill, Minister of Health and Wellness
Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
To support smaller-scale projects, the Canada Healthy Communities Initiative is providing up to $31 million in existing federal funding to help communities adapt spaces and services to respond to immediate and ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years.
The Government of Canada has invested over $831 million in 204 infrastructure projects across Nova Scotia under the Investing in Canada plan.